Memoirs of a Rebel Journalist

The Autobiography of Wilfred Burchett

Author: Wilfred G. Burchett

Publisher: University of New South Wales

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 785

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Wilfred Burchett is widely recognised as one of the most important war correspondents in Australian history, often choosing to report from the 'other side'. Many labelled him as a traitor because of his unorthodox views and activities. This compelling autobiography resonates with issues facing journalists today.

Memoirs of a Rebel Journalist

The Autobiography of Wilfred Burchett

Author: Wilfred G. Burchett

Publisher: UNSW Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 785

View: 334

For most of his working life, controversial Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett chose to report from the ?other side”. His unorthodox views and activities caused him to be labeled a traitor by many. Criticized ferociously by anti-communist groups and intelligence organizations in Australia and the US, the Australian Government denied him a passport for 17 years, forcing him to live in exile. At a time when much international reporting is dominated by ?spin' and propaganda, this compelling autobiography resonates with the issues facing journalism today.

Anti-Americanism: Comparative perspectives

Author: Brendon O'Connor

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: Anti-Americanism

Page: 361

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Essays in the fourth volume examine key themes and flashpoints: the 'Bush Doctrine', the Iraq War, the rise of Islamic Fundamentalism, US relations with the UN, and many others.

Every Assistance & Protection

A History of the Australian Passport

Author: Jane Doulman

Publisher: Federation Press

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Category: Identification

Page: 256

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First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Labour Traditions

Proceedings of the Tenth National Labour History Conference

Author: Phillip Deery

Publisher: Melbourne Branch, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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The 10th National Labour History Conference, held at the University of Melbourne on 4-6 July 2007 centred around the broad theme of Labour Traditions, the conference offered papers, talks and forum discussions on a range of topics involving presentations from leading scholars, reflective activists and those who are still making our collective history, as they speak. John Faulkner, Robert Ray, John Cain and Wally Curran spoke at a forum on how the labour movement has conducted its internal debates over issues large and small. Terry Irving organised a session on Popular Movements for Democracy in Early Australia. Verity Burgmann assembled some very engaging speakers to commemorate the centenary of the founding of the IWW in Australia. Phillip Deery organised an impressive array of people to talk and argue about the Cold War. The blend of scholarly research and direct engagement in the field is reflected in the presentations on workplace health and safety by Yossi Berger, Ray Markey, Greg Patmore and Bill Shorten. In addition to sessions on these special topics, there were numerous informative and engaging presentations on individual subjects, ranging from Bobbie Oliver on apprenticeship systems to Paddy Garrity on trade unions and the arts. Here you will find the papers and abstracts from this conference. Julie Kimber, Peter Love and Phillip Deery (eds), Labour Traditions: Proceedings of the tenth national labour history conference, held at the University of Melbourne, ICT Building, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 4–6 July 2007, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History –– Melbourne, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-9803883-1-2. pp. iii-224.

Marigold

The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam

Author: James Hershberg

Publisher: Stanford University Press

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Category: History

Page: 936

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Marigold presents the first rigorously documented, in-depth story of one of the Vietnam War's last great mysteries: the secret peace initiative, codenamed "Marigold," that sought to end the war in 1966. The initiative failed, the war dragged on for another seven years, and this episode sank into history as an unresolved controversy. Antiwar critics claimed President Johnson had bungled (or, worse, deliberately sabotaged) a breakthrough by bombing Hanoi on the eve of a planned secret U.S.-North Vietnamese encounter in Poland. Yet, LBJ and top aides angrily insisted that Poland never had authority to arrange direct talks and Hanoi was not ready to negotiate. This book uses new evidence from long hidden communist sources to show that, in fact, Poland was authorized by Hanoi to open direct contacts and that Hanoi had committed to entering talks with Washington. It reveals LBJ's personal role in bombing Hanoi as he utterly disregarded the pleas of both the Polish and his own senior advisors. The historical implications of missing this opportunity are immense: Marigold might have ended the war years earlier, saving thousands of lives, and dramatically changed U.S. political history.

Encyclopedia of Cold War Espionage, Spies, and Secret Operations

Author: R. C. S. Trahair

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: History

Page: 472

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Presents alphabetical entries on international espionage during the Cold War, including such topics as agents, assassins, defectors, spymasters, covert operations, hoaxes, cypher experts, and victims.

Making Trouble

Essays Against the New Australian Complacency

Author: Robert Manne

Publisher: Black Inc.

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 431

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Robert Manne has twice been voted Australia's leading public intellectual. This book will show you why. Making Trouble takes aim at the new Australian complacency. This is a book that will enlighten and challenge, as it traces the ideas and events that have recently changed the nation. It covers much ground - from Howard to Gillard by way of Rudd, from Victoria's bushfires to the Apology, from Wilfred Burchett to Julian Assange. Making Trouble also includes an exchange of letters with Tony Abbott, critical appraisals of the 'insider' Paul Kelly and the 'outsider' Mark Latham, an insightful discussion of the political and moral issues surrounding climate change, appreciations of W.E.H. Stanner and Primo Levi, a reflection on ways of remembering the Holocaust, and incisive and original essays about the question of reconciliation and the treatment of asylum seekers. As this eloquent and important book shows, no one in Australia makes a better argument than Robert Manne.